Must-see film: Pink Ribbons, Inc
Friday, February 10, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) They are everywhere these days, a symbol of cause-based marketing
at its most profitable. But are those little pink breast cancer ribbons really
making any difference at all in the fight against breast cancer, or are they
merely a crafty tool to funnel billions of dollars into an industry that thrives
on the never-ending quest to supposedly discover a cure?
The new film Pink Ribbons, Inc., which recently made its debut in
theaters across Canada, takes a hard look at all the pink ribbon mania and asks
some serious questions about what it is actually accomplishing. Acclaimed
filmmaker Lea Pool does a marvelous job exposing the corporate agenda behind
those little pink ribbons, and her findings are sure to shock millions.
You can watch a two-minute trailer of the film at:
Little known to many, for instance, is the fact that the original breast cancer
ribbon was created by a woman named Charlotte Haley, now 68 years old, as an
awareness tool to expose the fact that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) spent
virtually none of its budget on cancer prevention. Today, that ribbon,
which was originally a salmon color, has been hijacked by corporations and
turned pink for the purpose of raising gobs of money in the name of "finding a
"Raising money has become the priority, regardless of the consequences," said
one woman interviewed for the film, concerning what all the breast cancer
hullabaloo is really about. "If people actually knew what was happening, they
would be really pissed off," added another woman.
Most people have no idea where their donations to groups like Susan G. Komen for
the Cure actually go, and whether or not any of it is being used for legitimate
purposes. And at the same time, many of the products with pink breast cancer
labels on them actually contribute to the disease, including KFC chicken (http://www.naturalnews.com/028631_Komen_for_the_cure_pinkwashing.html),
Diet Coke (http://www.naturalnews.com/031415_Coca_Cola_diet_soda.html),
and even alcoholic beverages (http://www.naturalnews.com/030018_pinkwashing_breast_cancer.html).
"It is hypocrisy to use carcinogens in products and at the same time be raising
money for a cure," pointed out one woman in the film about the countless
consumer products that contain known carcinogens.
So how can organizations like Komen for the Cure and its numerous corporate
sponsors claim to be interested in ending breast cancer when they continue to do
nothing to oppose the use of cancer-causing chemicals and additives in consumer
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Also, check out this NaturalNews CounterThink cartoon, "How the Cancer
Industry Controls Women":